One of the challenges I face as a cake artist is modelling human figures out of sugarpaste and when I saw this class on figure sculpting, I immediately signed up to take the class. I was very excited to attend the figure sculpting class since it has always been a challenge for me to make animals and human figures (babies, bride and groom, pregnant women, etc....) Honestly, I'd rather stick to making sugar flowers which have specific instructions and special cutters which I can utilize. Sugar flowers have become my specialty so I have a natural bias for them but as an artist, I always want to improve and learn something new. Making human/animal figures are so time-consuming and there are no set guidelines in making them. If patience is not your virtue, stick to the flowers :-D
The class was taught by Silvina Barboza, a cake artist who specializes in figure sculpting and modelling. She taught us the basics of constructing a human body and head out of rice krispy treats, which was a better medium to use than fondant. The class was very challenging but fun at the same time. It was difficult and we didn't have enough time to finish both the bride and groom. Overall, I enjoyed this class but I think I'll stick to my first love, sugar flowers!